Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Clover Pattern No 48

This was quite a disaster. Had to unpick one section three times and it still came out with major mistakes. My mind was somewhere else tatting this. See the difference below comparing it to the one in the book. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 179 Herbal Garden and Col. 183 Orange Crush. It measures about 2 inches across.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Tatted 11.11.2019

I wanted to tat something on 11 November 2019 for someone. I had done most of my online shopping in the wee hours. This pattern is from the same Japanese pattern book Tatting Lace (ISBN978-4-02-190833-0) on page 19 and 55. I am pleased with how this turned out. Done in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 145 Pink Parade and measures just 2.25 inch.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Guo Pei Exhibition at ACM

Guo Pei had an exhibition titled Chinese Art & Couture at the Asian Civilisation Museum. We visited in August. The exhibition ended in September. I took some photos of the pieces I liked. Guo Pei is a Chinese couturier who designed the famed gold dress that Rihanna wore to the Met Ball.

This one is a Chinese bridal gown in red and gold. 
The headdress is exquisite.
The embroidery is stunning.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Clover Pattern 52

Did I get my mojo back? 
Difficult to start. 
But here it is. 

Three-leaf clovers which looked terrible until it was blocked.  Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 145 Pink Parade. Pattern is on page 19 and 55 of the Japanese pattern book Tatting Lace (ISBN978-4-02-190833-0). Perhaps the motif will go on a coaster.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Dim Sum Piggies

Piggy custard bun
I ordered them because they were cute
Not the best salted egg custard buns I have eaten
Careful when you bite into them
Custard oozing out can burn your tongue

This is deep fried tofu dusted with salt, pepper 
and garlic bits

Part of dinner at Canton Paradise last week
Will not be eating there again

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Strands of Pearls

I have not been tatting.
Instead I was stringing pearls.
Broke a few needles . . .
Had problems threading the needle
Getting too old . . .
Patience running empty
Frustrating . . .
Same goes for tatting

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Hydrangea Flowers

When I bought this, it already had a bunch of flowers.
It grew bigger but the colour was pale.

As the days went by, the pink grew stronger.
It needs watering twice a day and I see a tiny shoot sprouting at the base.
Keeping my fingers crossed.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Happy Deepavali 2019

Deepavali is celebrated on 27 October this year and Little India is decked out in lights. I do not know if you can make out the peacocks, chariots and horses. 

The Christmas lights in Orchard Road are also being put up. Seems a little early but it will be enjoyed by many.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Japanese Motif Pattern 9

This pattern involves intertwined double picots. Can you tell which motif I tatted and which one is the photo in the Tatting book? I bet you can. The book is Tatting Lace ( ISBN 978-4-02-190833) and the pattern is on pages 9 and 40. It is the blue book from this post. I used Lizbeth Size 40 Col 625 Plum. 

Monday, 21 October 2019

House Yamamoto

The lanterns have changed. Autumn colours of bamboo and other flowers. I finally took notice of the name of the restaurant. A Michelin star chef prepares truffle and porcini ramen. The avocado ramen is also recommended.

No, we did not eat there. Had lunch at Poulet instead. Roast chicken French style. Chicken was very tender with a cranberry sauce. Will try House Yamamoto next time.